Tell Congress to Oppose Reductions to Medicaid Provider Assessments
Critical Medicaid funding for nursing facility care is in jeopardy! As Congress looks for ways to pay for various legislative proposals at the end of this year, cuts to provider assessments are being considered. This is not a manageable cut for many providers and possible for your state in particular.
Currently, 43 states and the District of Columbia use the provider assessment program. For these states the provider assessment program is essential to funding quality long term care services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
For 20 states, funding is particularly at risk because the provider assessment rate is already at the maximum allowable level. So, if you are in one of these states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Vermont, or Wyoming, then please contact your Members of Congress and tell them to oppose any legislative proposal that would reduce the maximum allowable Medicaid provider assessment rate. Use This Link...
For the other states, please contact your members of Congress today and tell them to oppose any legislative proposal that would reduce the maximum allowable Medicaid provider assessment rate or quality assessment fee! Use This Link...